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MAPPING KYOTO STREETS

This tourist guidemap presents Kyoto's wonders and rich culture by focusing on the character and history of the roads in its grid-like street pattern.

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Tue.23:30 - 0:00
Wed.5:30 - 6:00
11:30 - 12:00
17:30 - 18:00

Aug. 26, Tue.*This program was first broadcast on Oct. 24, 2012

Omiya-dori

To-ji

Nijo-jo

Omiya-dori runs north-to-south for 10km through the center of Kyoto. The street got its name because it runs to the east of the Heian imperial palace, or omiya. Omiya-dori has long thrived as Kyoto's main street. Along this thoroughfare are some of Kyoto's most famous temples, including To-ji, Nishi Hongan-ji and Daitoku-ji, as well as many shops selling items of worship for the temples' followers and numerous workshops where artisans pursue their crafts with quiet passion. In this episode, we take a closer look at some of the people who make Omiya-dori part of the lifeblood of Kyoto, including the 1,200-year-old Kobo Market, the tasty confections that add a dash of sweetness to life, and the talented weavers of brightly colored Nishijin-ori fabric.

Presenter:
Hiroki Sato
Radio Personality, Alfa Station, Kyoto

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